George Evans to Thomas Mann Randolph

Dr Sir

The feelings of a father for a beloved Son, urges me to address you in his behalf—You have the Command of the 20th Infantry in which Regt my Son George Evans holds the rank of a lieutenant, he is very young, of an ardent Temper & may often want the Councel & advice of more experiend Years—

We are nearly strangers, having seldom met in the intercourse of social life, yet from an acquaintence with your family & fi friends, I am not ignorant of your many virtues & benevolent temper, permit me therefore as a friend to solicit your Guardianship & Protection of my Son that, as his superior you direct his movements as a Soldier, that, so as his superior in Experience & Improvment you will please to advise & direct him should he at any time shew a Disposition to Error or Excess & you will in addition to the grateful Thanks of his Father receive those of a fond Mother & tender Relatives—Wishing you uninterupted health & a happy Agency in securing the violated Rights of our Country, I am with great respect your friend

& obedt servant
George Evans
RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; corner of address cover cut away; addressed: “Colonel Thomas M Randolph 20th Infantry York Carlisle Pennsylvania”; in an unknown hand: “York Carlisle Pennsylvania Forwd Sackets Harbour NY”; in a different unknown hand: “Forwarded from York P[. . .]”; stamped; postmarked Manchester, 27 Sept.; endorsed by Randolph: “Geo. Evans Sept. 22. 1813.”
George Evans
Date Range
September 22, 1813